Africa Middle East Conservationist to lead series of Cheetah Watch safaris in Namibia By Dorine Reinstein / November 23, 2016 Share 1 A cheetah in Namibia. Photo Credit: Marcy Mendelson -- Marcy Mendelson, a conservation filmmaker, photographer and founder of Cheetah Watch, will be leading two exclusive Cheetah Watch Namibia Safari Tours in 2017. During the Cheetah Watch tours, guests will visit areas known for wild cheetah and will have lectures and hands-on experiences with cheetah researchers and experts. They will also experience a great diversity of habitat and spend time tracking all the other animals and birds of the region, from the shy and elusive leopard to elephants, rhinos and all the way down to dung beetles.The Cheetah Watch Namibia Luxe Off the Beaten Path Safari (June 14 to 26) is a new itinerary. Guests are flown into the extreme north near the Angolan border, along the Hoarusib River, where the desert elephants roam and the Himba people maintain their nomadic pastoral culture. Rates are $7,200 per person, sharing (four guests), $6,780 per person, sharing (six guests). The Cheetah Watch Namibia Classic Safari (July 2 to 14) visits the picturesque Sossusvlei, where hiking the tallest sand dune in the world is a must for all desert lovers. "Mad Max: Fury Road" fans will get a chance to drive along the Fury Road, where the movie was shot, as they journey to the coastal town of Swakopmund. Guests will visit the Palmwag Concession along the way, tracking rhinos and searching for cheetahs in Etosha with experienced guides and trackers. Rates are $4,875 per person, sharing (six guests). The 2017 tours must be booked by Jan. 27. For more information and reservations, please contact Marcy Mendelson at Cheetah Watch at firstname.lastname@example.org.